Photos courtesy of Joshua Petker’s official website.
Los Angeles! Save the date. On June 11, 2011 at the Corey Heford Gallery, a gala reception for Joshua Petker’s mini-exhibit entitled “Celluloid Constellations” will be taking place. Joshua Petker is paying tribute to Hollywood legends such as Audrey Hepburn, Dorothy Dandridge, Veronica Lake and Fatty Arbuckle. As always with his paintings, you have to expect the unexpected as Joshua is notorious for subtlety infusing vivid colors that take his subjects into another dimension. Every time I look at his paintings, I find myself contemplating the back stories on the figures he’s painted. In this exhibit, we already know the back stories on the subjects or at least we think we do. When you examine these paintings, you’ll see a darker and more vulnerable side to these legendary beauties.
The Corey Helford Gallery is located at 8522 Washington Blvd. in Culver City. The mini-exhibit “Celluloid Constellations” by Joshua Petker will be on view from June 11 – June 30, 2011. The opening night reception is on June 11, 2011 at 6 PM, so I expect you to represent! Joshua is a very cool guy, so please say hello him on opening night. Tell him G sent ya!
For people that live outside of Los Angeles, I have a special treat – after the jump, see a few more images from “Celluloid Constellations” by Joshua Petker!